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Origins of this content
I was offered this example of a "productive fake documentary on YouTube" by a friend, student, or colleague who responded when I crowdsourced my FakeTube Project via social networks. I later blogged, spoke, and published on it (and other videos) as promised.
Parody, "a literary or musical work in which the style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule,"[cit] is also a key tactic of postmodernism, "because it foregrounds quotation and self-referentiality."[cit]

Detournement and recuperation ("radical" ideas and images being commodified and incorporated within mainstream society[cit]) are terms from Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle (1967).

href="">"mockumentary" is the combination of the words mock and documentary. It is a kind of film or television series in which fictional events take place in a documentary style. Many popular shows:The Office , Modern Family, and Summer Heights High have been in this format to create a new style of media in which the fourth wall is broken by fictional characters. Reality television has become increasingly popular over the past decade. In a way, it intersects with a mockumentary style of filming. The "reality" part of reality television has become blurred over the producer's attempts to make their shows entertaining. They heavily influence people's actions on these types of shows. Many shows including The Hills and The Bachelor have proved that the "realness" is only a false representation of the truth.--Chloe Kissane, LFYT 2015
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I discuss this video, and the many other fake docs that were suggested to me through crowdsourcing for my FakeTube project, in my talk "Irony is Ubiquitous"

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